CES June 12 AXS TV Card Filling Up Fast
Rhode Island’s CES MMA returns to the Twin River Casino & on AXS TV June 12 in Lincoln, RI. The card is quickly filling up, and will be headlined by a Welterweight Title defense. The main event pits Champion Chuck O’Neil defending his title for a second time against Ohio native Dominique Steele. O’Neil is coming off that amazing 11 second KO over Manny Walo in January. He is on a 4 fight win streak, with three finishes. Steele, a veteran of both Strikeforce & Bellator, has won 6 of 7 bouts. Two of those victories include big show vets Ryan Thomas & Dan Hornbuckle. O’Neil recently made a foray into professional wrestling in a match against teammate Eric Spicely. Spicely will also be on the card, the undefeated submission ace takes a big step up in competition as he takes on the #1 ranked middleweight Harley Beekman.
Chuck O’Neil (15-6-0) Mass BJJ vs. Dominique Steele (12-5-0) Aron Thomas Jiu Jitsu-Welterweight Title
Matt Bessette (14-6-0) Underdog BJJ vs. Lazar Stojadinovic (9-5-0) ATT
PJ Rogers (2-1-0) RAM vs. Evan Parker (4-3-0) Fighting Arts Factory
Joe Pingitore (3-1-1) NEC vs. James Murrin (3-2-0) Broadway Jiu Jitsu
Jesse Gutierrez (1-0-0) Connors MMA vs. Kody Nordby (3-3-0) B&F Boxing
Eric Spicely (6-0-0) Tim Burrill’s BJJ vs. Harley Beekman (7-2-0) Bombsquad
Devin Pilkington (0-2-0) NEC vs. Randy Costa (0-0-0) Lauzon MMA
Titan FC signs prospect Hawes, veteran Cavalcante for Montreal debut
Titan FC has added a highly-regarded prospect and a fan-favorite veteran to its growing roster.
According to CEO Jeff Aronson, the promotion recently inked Philip Hawes (3-0) and JZ Cavalcante (19-8) to six-fight contracts. Both fighters are expected to make their respective debuts at Titan FC 34 on a yet-to-be determined date in June in Montreal.
WSOF 20 weigh-in results: Dave Branch (204), Jesse McElligott (203) set for new main event
The weigh-ins are in the books for Friday’s WSOF 20 event, and the newly booked main event is official.
The WSOF 20 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)
Dave Branch (204) vs. Jesse McElligott (203) – light heavyweight tournament semifinal
Joe Condon (156) vs. Nick Newell (155)
Ben Fodor (174) vs. Emmanuel Walo (176)
Juliano Coutinho (264) vs. Steve Mocco (246)
Ozzy Dugulubgov (155) vs. Lucas Montoya (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Leon Davis (155) vs. Islam Mamedov (155)
Saul Almeida (146) vs. Chris Foster (144)
Chip Moraza-Pollard (170) vs. Matt Secor (170)
Johnny Campbell (130.4) vs. Darren Mima (126.4)
Ronny Markes out of WSOF 20 main event, David Branch gets new opponent
World Series of Fighting 20 has lost yet another competitor during fight week.
Three days after Melvin Guillard was pulled from the card, headliner Ronny Markes dropped out of the main event Thursday, the day of weigh-ins, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Markes is in the hospital, Abdel Aziz said. It was immediately unclear what was ailing him.
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